Barbershop: Shadow Gallery Barber Shop
Location: Ipswich, United Kingdon
Instagram handle: @shadowgallerybarber
How would you describe your shop’s vibe?
Motorcycle Dive Bar Work Shed.
What’s your most popular cut at the moment?
Skin Tapered Throwback.
Who is your favourite artist to spin in the shop?
Tyler Childers or Blink 182.
What’s your favourite style to cut?
Pompadour with fenders, a DA and a taper.
What’s the best tip for someone visiting your area?
Be on the look out for all the cool little independent shops. Support local!
What the best advice for your client before walking in?
Be open to suggestions, if you’re unsure what you want. A good barber should be sizing you up for what would suit you, as soon as you walk in the door. Oh, and sanitise your hands haha.
Who is your biggest barbering influence?
I hope I can answer this in two ways. In terms of getting in to hair, to then get on to Barbering, its a guy called Lee Stafford. Essex boy like me, and a total legend. But what made me think ‘I want to be a Barber’ was Paul Hewitt of Black L’Amour Barbers. Another proper solid dude, and huge help to me when I started.
Why did you get into Barbering?
I’ve always loved style. From the Mods, to Punks, to the Rock and Rolling 50’s and even the Roaring 20’s Gangster era. I wanted to create those hair styles. So here I am, and luckily, I get to do that every day.